Detroit leads NHL with 55 points

DETROIT (AP) -- Brendan Shanahan beat the Anaheim Mighty Ducks
with a milestone goal.

Shanahan scored his 550th NHL goal Saturday night, breaking a
tie early in the third period in the Detroit Red Wings' 3-1 victory
over the Mighty Ducks.

Shanahan fired a wrist shot from inside the left circle past
goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere 1:54 into the third period. Ray
Whitney set up the goal with a pass from behind the net.

"Classic great hands shot," Red Wings coach Dave Lewis said.
"Great pass from Whitney and a quick shot, right over the pad. Not
a fluke goal at all."

Shanahan is 18th on the career goals list, six goals behind Hall
of Famer Johnny Bucyk for 17th.

Tomas Holmstrom and Kirk Maltby also scored, and Manny Legace
made 31 saves to help the Red Wings (25-12-4-1) push their
NHL-leading points total to 55 points.

Andy McDonald scored for Anaheim, and Giguere stopped 38 shots.

Maltby made it 3-1 with 3:21 left.

"When we turned the puck over, they scored," Ducks coach Mike
Babcock said.

Anaheim tied it at 1 with 5:30 remaining in the second period
when McDonald put a loose puck past Legace after a mixup between
Shanahan and Legace.

"I went to poke it away," Legace said. "I saw two Ducks and I
tried to go down and knock it away and then it was rattling around
in my pads and in the net."

Holmstrom opened the scoring with 6:44 left in the first period,
beating Giguere high on the glove side.

"Overall, you've got to play 60 minutes," said Anaheim's
Sergei Fedorov, a former Detroit star. "We gave up a couple quick
chances against a team like that, it's hard to win. Everything else
was fine."

Game notes
It was Fedorov's second game back in Detroit since signing
with the Mighty Ducks last summer. Fedorov, who played 13 seasons
with the Red Wings, was booed whenever he touched the puck. ... It
was Holmstrom's second goal in four games since returning from a
15-game absence due to a separated shoulder. ... Shanahan was fined
$1,000 for a match penalty Friday night in a victory over Carolina.
... McDonald extended his goal streak to three games.